Midday Thursday, 31 October 2019, several classes and work were already suspended in order to pave the way for All Souls” Day and All Saints’ Day or “Undas”
Malacañang declared Thursday’s office as half-day work at government offices. President Rodrigo Duterte declared All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2) special non-working holidays.
Work suspension is to “provide full opportunities for government employees to commemorate All Saints Day properly and allow them to travel to and from the country’s different regions”
Huge crowds are expected in different cemeteries to visit their departed loved ones and several are also expected to return to their provincial homes during the weekend break.
Public at large is being warned that before leaving their homes to unplug all appliances from sockets to avoid fire incidents.
MMDA suspends number coding scheme for Undas
Metro Manila Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suspended on Thursday, 31 October 2019, the number coding scheme starting 12 p.m., ahead of the long weekend as Filipinos commemorate the Day of the Dead.
Earlier on Thursday, Malacanang called off work in government offices starting at 12 noon.
The public holidays for All Saint’s Day and All Souls ‘ Day are Friday and Saturday.
“Suspended na po ang number coding scheme simula alas dose ng tanghali (12 noon) para sa lahat ng uri ng sasakyan,” MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said in a message to reporters. (MAS/IAMIGO/CNS)